Phil Shanor


(January 25, 2002)

Phil Shanor, 77, Ranchester, died Friday, Jan. 25 at his home.

He was born May 7, 1924, in Sheridan to Jesse and Charlotte (Verley) Shanor. He married Karen Sells in Sheridan Jan. 7, 1953.

He was a family man who enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved the mountains and spent most summers in the Big Horn Mountains, camping and cutting wood for sale. He spent most winters snowmobiling with family, helping anyone with trouble.

He donated many hours helping the Friends of Ranchester and surrounding areas. He enjoyed decorating the town and homes for Christmas.

Survivors include his wife Karen of Ranchester; his son, Steve Shanor and wife Sherrie of Ranchester; two daughters, Terry Estes and husband Ted of Stuart, Fla., and Robin Sullivan and husband Reese Bassett of Bozeman, Mont.; his four brothers, LeRoy Shanor of Deaver, Martin Shanor and Bill Shanor of Kalispell, Mont., and Bob Shanor of Powell; his sister, Betty Dalkey of Wenatchee, Wash.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place, and services will be held at a later date.